For a vehicle to be able to drive by itself,
it needs its own senses, brain, control
and guidance to perceive and react to the environment
around the vehicle. This is done with our Sensor
System, Actuation System
and Navigation System.
Flying Fox uses recent advances in the field of neuroscience
to enable adaptive learning in the off-road environment. This means
that the human will teach the vehicle how to steer, through weeks of
training sessions, to enable the same kind of adept maneuvers that
While early attempts at creating unmanned systems use pre-programmed rules,
this kind of technique does not work very well because it is difficult
to know beforehand the unlimited terrain types and obstacles that the vehicle
will encounter. In contrast, Flying Fox is only limited by the amount of time
that the human can spend training the system.